Open Access Anthropology

Several anthropologically minded open-access journals and blogs emerged across the web in the last few months. AnthroNow presents several of the most interesting ones.

Ethnosense is a new blog which moves beyond the disciplinary boundaries of anthropology and is dedicated to the sharing of ethnographic practices and experiences

“This blog is for those who have experienced what other possible worlds are out there, who have dedicated time of their own to get to know another culture, another lifestyle… for those who realize that things could be different. “

“Ethno-sense is short for “ethnographic sensibility”, a very particular type of sensibility that leads to transcend cultural constraints in the understanding of others and oneself (more of this in what is an ethnosense?). ‘Ethnographic’ literally means “writing” (graphia) about “culture” (ethnos), which is exactly what the project participants will do: they will write in this blog about how it is to live closely with unfamiliar others and, more important, how it is to rediscover your own culture through the eyes of others.”

Anthropologies is “a collaborative online project,” which explores “contemporary anthropology through essays, short articles, and opinion pieces written from diverse perspectives. There is no single way to define the field, hence “anthropologies.” By presenting various viewpoints and positions, this site seeks to highlight not only what anthropology means to those who practice it, but also how those meanings are relevant to wider audiences.”

HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory, is an international peer-reviewed, open-access online journal which aims to situate ethnography as the prime heuristic of anthropology, and return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline.”

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